Kathy Chow Hides From Landlord After Burning His House?

By on July 1, 2014 in NEWS

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Last week, a mainland Chinese tabloid received an angry complaint from Mr. Liu, who introduced himself as the current landlord of Kathy Chow (周海媚) while she films in China. Mr. Liu claimed Kathy’s careless use of electrical devices had earlier caused a fire that partially burned down his house. Furthermore, she still owes him half a year’s worth of rent.

According to Mr. Liu, Kathy was careless using electricity in the house last September. As a result, she started a serious fire that burned down the kitchen and garden. But after the incident, Kathy reportedly did not pay a compensation fee and instead hid from her landlord. Seeing that she refused to deal with the issue, Mr. Liu decided to bring this to the media’s attention.

“I called her, and she told me she has found a lawyer to handle everything. However, her irresponsible lawyer only claimed they are taking legal proceedings. I haven’t heard about a solution as of today,” Mr. Liu said angrily. He also added that Kathy has not paid her monthly rent of 26,000 RMB since January, which now totals over 100,000 RMB. Yet, she reportedly never returned the house keys.

To prove his previous statements true, Mr. Liu even provided the press with photos of the burnt house. In the photos, it can be seen that the walls were completely damaged, burnt water pipes poked out from the ceilings, and the kitchen was difficult to recognize.

Manager Defends Kathy Against Landlord’s Complaints

When asked to comment, Kathy’s manager admitted Kathy is indeed renting Mr. Liu’s house. However, the manager denied Kathy is evading the situation and explained they have spoken to Mr. Liu after the fire. Kathy is now waiting for police investigation reports and has hired a lawyer to follow the matters.

Kathy’s manager believes Mr. Liu’s complaints are very unfair and expressed, “Kathy even took the initiative to renovate the house, but a meeting with the landlord was not possible after several attempts. That’s why all she can do right now is wait for the [police] reports and then take appropriate action.”

Sources: Eastweek.com; On.cc

This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.

27 comments to Kathy Chow Hides From Landlord After Burning His House?

  1. sky says:

    one question, why is she still renting?

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    • bloom replied:

      Hi Sky,
      Well, if we could afford to buy, then we won’t want to rent….

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    • ebbie replied:

      Maybe because she don’t intend to stay in that place permanent.

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      • nomad 822 replied:

        Renting is not always about affordability.

        It’s hassle free, maintenance free has no property taxes and if you don’t like it anymore … you can throw in the keys and move.

        Same as paying monthly mortgage … except way less responsibilities if anything happens.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Probably work purposes, not staying long. Question is why is she not paying rent? Holding back rent to wait for Landlord to fix the place up which landlord says is thanks to her OR cheapskate?

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      • MW replied:

        Or, maybe the landlord is taking advantage and making Kathy Chow pay rent until the whole d*mn lawsuit is resolved or the property is rentable again. In which case, Kathy Chow should not pay and just let the court decide whether she should pay and how much.

        Just let the court decide and the landlord should stop taking advantage of Kathy Chow’s celebrity status to force her to do anything.

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      • MW replied:

        Or, maybe the landlord is taking advantage and making Kathy Chow pay rent until the whole [email protected] lawsuit is resolved or the property is rentable again. In which case, Kathy Chow should not pay and just let the court decide whether she should pay and how much.

        Just let the court decide and the landlord should stop taking advantage of Kathy Chow’s celebrity status to force her to do anything.

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    • lol replied:

      Maybe shes a landlord herself

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  2. Sky says:

    We are not an actor… She’s an actor, making good money just showing up at event.

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    • bloom replied:

      Hi Sky,
      Yes, we’re not actress but she is. But do you honestly know that not all actress/actor make it in the indutry? Some are really trying very hard to survive? There will be viewers that like your face and those who dont. On top of that not everyone can act, there are many things when it comes to being an actress, just like Kathy Chow, being a veteran actress doesnt necessarily means she’s rich, she can act well. She has always been very stiff with her acting to be honest. But I’m sure she has her fans out there but there will also be ppl that dislike her acting or her face etc etc. Some of them really struggling, their earnings versus their spending, some of them may look nice on the outside, but on the inside who knows if they’re really struggling. If you’re not famous, who wants to sponsor you? I’m sure they need a reasonably amount of clothing, shoes, bags just to name a few, you can’t be appearing with the same dress all the time. Especially in Hong Kong, ppl will firstly look at your dressing before they want to know you more in depth. It’s a pathetic thinking I feel.

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      • bloom replied:

        To Sky,
        Sorry, before I forget, in anything we do, we need some luck. Just example, 2 persons reasonably good looking, both qualified in academic, social etc etc, but one of them is more successful, there must be some element of luck in it.

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      • great replied:

        Bloom- well said. Luck is important.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Very well said Bloom! Luck is a very important aspect in life. Just because you are a veteran actor/actress does not mean anything. If you have no luck but are talented,you will not get very far. I recently read about the veteran actor Yuen Hua who is very talented and knows mart isles but makes very little money,in spite of his talents,skills and hard work. He works over 12 hours a day but the article said he made only 2000 HK dollars a month which I think is a typo since who can live on that? But the point is,he makes very little. Life in this circle is hard and of course only a select few make it big while the others must struggle just to get by.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Meant to,say martial arts.

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      • bloom replied:

        To Great & HeTieShou,
        Thanks for agreeing. I’ve always believe ones must have luck not just purely hard work. I’m sure most of you noticed there are quite a number of excellent actors/actresses from TVB. But not all of them make it as in having lots of money, have the fame nor get the best actor/actress award. As you all may know, TVB plays a lot of favours, so if they decide to make you the 1st brother, 1st sister, they’ll award you with the best actor/best actress award and of course salary adjustments. But, getting the best actor/best actress award doesnt mean that person can really act. I must really say that some ppl like Kevin Cheng, Moses Chan are not up to the level yet. Acting is kind of gifted if you were to ask me. It’s not just attend acting class can make you a good actor/actress. Firstly you’ve to have good memory in order to remember the script, immerse yourself into the roles which not everyone can do that especially those actor/actress now. Anyhow, luck is really very important in whatever you do in your life.

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  3. hm says:

    I really liked her in loch as bao xirou

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  4. Cleo says:

    this news would be more damaging to her if it happened in hong kong against a hong kong landlord but her career probably no longer relies on the hong kong audiences either

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  5. Nick says:

    The title of the article sounds strange. People need to use Electricity to live. Seems like HK is not a place to buy a house unless you make A LOT of money.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Kathy Chow does not live in Hong Kong anymore. She now resides in Beijing.

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    • C9 replied:

      Is English your first language? Are you 12?

      Electricity is not essential to live. It’s a nice luxury for those who can access and pay for it.

      Here is a reality check.nBuying a house anywhere in the world is really expensive.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Buying a house anywhere in the world is really expensive ………….. don’t quite agree.

        The price of a condo in Manhattan, New York, could be 10 times the price of a house in a southern State. It applies same for houses in Vancouver vs. houses in Quebec or the East Coast. By the same token, a small detached house in downtown or midtown Toronto would cost the same amount of money, or even more, for a big detached house just outside of Toronto.

        Houses in Hong Kong are extremely expensive. Even a small 700 sq. ft. condo in a decent area could cost over HKD1 million dollars.

        The cost of a house depends entirely on the location of the house, period, but not anywhere in the world.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        “Even a small 700 sq. ft. condo in a decent area could cost over HKD1 million dollars”

        I think you mean 450 sq ft.

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  6. aptos says:

    I doubt that she deliberately tried to burn down the rental home. She may have overloaded an electical circuit which caused the fire. The electrical circuit was not to building code (builder cutting corners) thus the fire.

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    • Jane replied:

      guess that explains the waiting for police investigation reports

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  7. lala loopsy says:

    I think the landlord is taking advantage of kathy’s status as an public figure. He should insured his property and contents. Unless he is too cheap to do so.

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  8. Panzer says:

    The real question is, why is she paying so much for a rental? She could probably BUY a house for what she is paying for a few months.
    If she’s working and not home very much,, why rent such a nice house, just get a small, conservative, utilitarian place.

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    • C9 replied:

      Huh? Why do people buy Range Rovers and BMWs to go from A to B when they can just get a small economy Toyota or Ford? Don’t always think your ideals are right, you dope.

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